Darkness Rising is the Ereader News Today Book of the Day

They did a lovely job. Check out this link to the BOTD page, and patronize their Facebook page as well. The more likes the post gets, the more it spreads.

Book 3 is live on Amazon

Print and Kindle versions are available. It will take a couple of days to settle into the series page. I’ll be adding the B&N and Kobo versions later. Also, I’ve joined Draft2Digital and will have the ebooks available in the iBookstore.

Proofing the ebooks

Publication date is drawing near. Testing the mobi and epub versions!

Book 3 is almost here

It’s looking like a late October publishing date for book 3. I’m nearly finished editing and will be sending the manuscript to my copy editor this week. The phenomenal Julie Dillon sent me the latest cover sketch, and it’s amazing. The colors she’s chosen make the scene pop out. Can’t wait to see the finished version!

Haiku makes everything seem better

Over on a FB group titled Children’s Books, we’ve been experiencing a little spam lately. (Okay, maybe more than a little.) From some bozos wanting us to pay for Amazon reviews to people insisting they can teach us how to make $5k a month on Kindle. It’s annoying. But when one of the other group members put up poetry in response to the latest spammer, it made me realize that we could answer the annoyances with–well, I chose Haiku. KU […]

Darkness Ascendant on sale soon

I spent many hours today tweaking and testing the electronic files of Darkness Ascendant. I’m waiting for the various publishing sites to okay the files. If all goes well, they should be available on Amazon, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo either late tonight or tomorrow. And ohmigod, I do not want to look at another book publishing screen for at least a week. Of course, I’ll be checking them all obsessively until the book goes on sale in all […]

Nearing the finish line

Just uploaded the second version of the cover for Darkness Ascendant. I knew the first one would fail, but I thought I would find out if it would fail for more than just an incorrect spine width. It did. So now both items are fixed–I hope–and I should wake up tomorrow morning and find out if it’s time to order the proofs. Here’s hoping.

This is why you should read the Terms of Service

I keep up with news on publishing and writing. It’s a good habit for all writers to get into, and it’s pretty easy to set up a personalized Google News view. I saw an article today detailing a company called Blurb getting into ebooks. So I dug around on the site to see what was up. They claim to give you a higher profit margin than Amazon if you sell your book through them. Blurb Direct Sell allows you to […]

B&N epubs now available in the U.K.

U.K. customers can now get The Catmage Chronicle epubs via Barnes & Noble. Nook Press just opened up to some European countries. I’m on Kobo as well, so if you don’t live in the U.S. or the U.K., just click here for a copy.

Coming soon: Free ebooks with print edition

Amazon is instituting a program called Matchbook where publishers and authors can bundle their ebook with their print book for a price of their choice. I have chosen to bundle my ebook for free if you buy the print version. I thought about just dropping the price of the ebook, but a very wise friend pointed out that readers are already paying for the print book. They should get the digital version for free, just like you get on a […]

Business side updates

The trade paperback is no longer on sale at Amazon, though I did see an uptick in sales. Perhaps they’ll run a sale again sometime when more people know my book exists. The posters of the cover arrived on Monday and they are excellent. I’m going to have a friend help me mount them (translation: Sarah will mount the posters while I hand her things if she asks for them), as I am not crafty in the least. And the […]

Holiday ebook sale!

And it’s a done deal. The ebook will be on sale until after the New Year for only $2.99. You can get it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

Holiday sale

I’ll be dropping the price of my ebook to $2.99 for the post-Christma newcomers. There are a lot of Kindles, Nooks, and tablets out there under the trees.

Updates, updates, where did I leave the updates?

Last week I got a wonderful birthday present: My blog readers, friends, and family helped push Darkness Rising: Book One of The Catmage Chronicles into triple digits. Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy by November 15th, it was my second-best birthday ever. I spent the weekend plotting Book Two, which is a lot more complicated than I’d realized. Oh, yeah, I have the overarching plot of the series, but getting from Point A to Point Z is not as […]

Darkness Rising cover

Now on Kobo

For my international ereaders, the Kobo link.